City Park Brochure - the City of Newnan



City Park Brochure - the City of Newnan
Temple Avenue Park
Hollywood Finds Newnan
A 2.5 acre passive community recreational park located
within the historic Temple Avenue residential district. The
former location of Newnan High School and Temple
Avenue Elementary School, Temple Avenue Park is
bound on the west side of the park by the Male Academy
Museum. Temple Park contains a small gazebo that is
often reserved for weddings and a large triangular water
fountain located in the middle of the park. This beautiful
park provides peaceful, paved walking paths that wind
throughout, several small
open grass areas for sitting,
as well as benches scattered
along the various pathways.
A Veterans Memorial granite
monument is located on the
east side of the park and is
an annual gathering place for
veterans and their families to
celebrate Veterans Day. The
monument includes engraved
bricks and bronze statues
commemorating veterans for
their service and dedication.
Newnan has overall charm and beauty that even Hollywood can’t resist,
and you’ll often find film crews hard at work here. Many production
companies have shot scenes through the years in the City. Have fun
watching for places in Newnan in these films and shows:
The Big Screen
Our Winning Season Starring Scott Jacoby, and Dennis Quaid. (1978)
The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid Starring Bud Spencer. (1978)
Fried Green Tomatoes Starring Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson,
Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy and Cicely Tyson. (1991)
Fluke Starring Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz. (1995)
Get Low Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. (2009)
Zombieland Starring Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray. (2009)
The Small Screen
Murder in Coweta County TV movie starring Johnny Cash and Andy
Griffith based on actual events which happened in 1948. (1983)
Decoration Day TV movie starring James Garner. (1990)
Grass Roots Political thriller starring Corbin Bernsen, Mel Harris and
Raymond Burr. (1991)
Manhunt in the Dakotas TV movie starring Rod Steiger. (1991)
Wife, Mother, Murderer TV movie starring Judith Light. (1991)
I’ll Fly Away Series set in the late 1950s with Regina Taylor and Sam
Waterston. (1991 to 1993)
Silent Victim TV movie starring Michele Green. (1993)
Passing Glory TV movie starring Andre Braugher. (1999)
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn TV movie starring Sidney Poitier,
nominated for Primetime Emmy. (1999)
October Road ABC television drama set in the fictional town of
Knights Ridge, Massechusetts. (2007 to 2009)
Drop Dead Diva TV movie starring Brook Elliot. (2009)
The Wronged Man TV movie based on a true story of a man falsely
accused of rape, and imprisoned for 20 years. (2009 to 2010)
Sources: IMDb and Wikipedia
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Greenville Street
A two-acre urban park
nestled between Greenville
Street and LaGrange Street, within walking distance of
historic downtown Newnan. The park was designed as a
first class gathering place for downtown patrons, lunch time
crowds, afternoon and evening musical concerts, and other
festive events.
The park features a 25 column colonnaded entrance,
a terraced lawn area and stage that serves as a small
amphitheatre, a water fountain, brick plazas, a covered
pavilion, meandering paths, secluded benches, and extensive
landscaping. Greenville Street Park also features two
sculptures, one by prominent Atlanta artist, Martin Dawe,
and the other by local renowned artist, Carol Harless.
First Avenue Park
Located along First Avenue just outside
the historic Greenville/LaGrange
historic residential district, this 3.5
acre park is a neighborhood park
designed for play and exercise. Features
include covered pavilions, enclosed
playground area, grassed multi-purpose
field, elaborate stonework, beautiful
landscaping, and a paved walkway
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C. J. Smith Park
Ray Park
This 12 acre park on Farmer Street
is actually divided into two distinct
sections. The lower half of the park
contains the park’s major draw – an
adult size softball field, home to
Coweta County sponsored adult
softball leagues. The park offers
spectator bleachers and miscellaneous
playground equipment, along with rest rooms. Several picnic
tables, as well as grills are also available for gatherings. The
upper half of the park is the home of the Coweta County
African American Heritage Museum and Research Center.
At almost 2 acres, this active neighborhood
park, located along Spring Street and Ray
Circle, boasts 4 tennis courts and two small
open grassed areas, with benches for spectators.
There is very limited parking available along the roadside.
Westgate Park
A small neighborhood baseball/softball field located at the
end of West Park Court just off Belt Road. Enjoy a fenced in
playing field, bleachers, and a small concession building.
Cranford Park
This neighborhood recreational park located along Jackson
Street, is about a half mile north of Highway 34. Almost 3/4
of an acre, the park sits snuggly within a residential district
and backs up to the City’s historic Oak Hill Cemetery. The
rectangular park contains meandering brick and concrete
walkways, spotted with benches that traverse the heavily
landscaped park.
Lynch Park
Located along Wesley Street
and Richard Allen Drive, this
active neighborhood park
was named after former City
Council member Willie Lynch.
Just over 6 acres, this park
contains the Wesley Street
Gymnasium, the Duncan
Street Pool, and Pickett
Field, a large baseball and
softball field. Kids will enjoy
playground equipment, an
open grassed field, and a large
covered pavilion nestled in
among the park’s numerous
large oak trees. Picnic tables and grills are available for all types
of gatherings. Lynch Park and its facilities are directly across the
street from the Boys and Girls Club, which uses the park for its
daily activities.
One of the most historically significant structures in
downtown Newnan is the Carnegie building, which was built
in 1904. The building served as a library until 1987 when
a new facility was constructed on Hospital Road. Newly
restored by the City of Newnan, the Carnegie has brought
back library type services in the downtown area. The bottom
floor of the building serves as a reading room and the
second floor as a meeting space.
Among its many offerings, the Carnegie brings popular
magazines and newspapers, computer workstations and
Wi-Fi access, a gallery for local exhibits, meeting rooms with
warming kitchen, a children’s area, reference books, and
programs for adults and children.
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